Top 5 Family-Friendly Campgrounds Near Toronto

Angie Campanelli | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

As creator of The Family Travel Guide, a website dedicated to family travel, I put together a list of my ideal places for family camping. From the backwoods to hardwood floors, I try to cover it all.

The 7 Best Places to Go Glamping in Canada | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living

If "Go Camping" was the marketing catchphrase used to lure our parents to the great outdoors, then "Go Glamping'" is what'll get this generation of millennials to follow suit. Yes, sometimes you have to tempt us with luxury.

10 Tips For Nervous Kids Going To Summer Camp

Hannah Alper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Parents
Hannah Alper

Those feelings of being homesick and missing my family (and my dog) happened again the second year that I went to camp, but I was ready for them and knew how to handle them and that it was going to be okay. Here is some advice for people who are going to overnight camp for the first (second or third) time.

Campfire Bannock Recipe

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Bannock has been a staple among the Aboriginal people of Canada for centuries where it was made from moss, lichen, ground plant bulbs, nut meal, corn meal and cattail pollen to name a few. Consequently, there are as many bannock recipes as the day is long.

It's Going To Cost You More To Camp At B.C. Provincial Parks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Camping fees at provincial parks in B.C. are going up.

Pemberton Music Festival: Everything You Need To Bring

Sarah Boland | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Music
Sarah Boland

I've been to my fair share or festivals and campgrounds and over the years, and I've learned a few things about what to bring (the lifesavers) and what to leave at home. Here's what I plan to bring.

A Beginner's Guide To 'Glamping' (Camping in Style)

Hilary Farr | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Style
Hilary Farr

Camping means forgoing the basic needs of civilized living. Why do it? Do we have to suffer to be truly be at one with nature? I say no! Glamping has come to the rescue of all you who have lied to your girlfriend, or boyfriend, and pretended camping is one of your favourite things just cause they lied to you and said camping was one of their favourite things.

How to Finance Your Bucket-List Vacation Before You Kick the Bucket

Robert Waite | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

My wife and I enjoy travel, including trips to far-flung, exotic locations, from Bhutan and Easter Island, to Iceland and India. Over the years we have developed some strategies that have made these trips affordable, even as we were saving for our children's university fees and our own retirement.

Heading Out to the Back Country? Make Sure to Bring This Safety Gear

Marissa Schroder | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

Whether you're heading out on a multi-day canoe trip deep into the wilderness, or planning a day hike, having basic knowledge of wilderness safety, first aid and essential gear can be the difference between life and death should you get lost or injured. Here's a list of essential skills and tools needed for your next wilderness adventure.

16 Brilliant Camping Hacks to Make Your Life Easy

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Freeze water in water bottles to keep food cool over the first couple of days and for drinking towards the end of your trip. Substitute your tent pegs for solar lights to shed some light on your campsite and this prevents you from tripping over guide ropes. Need fire lighters? Doritos chips or crayons will burn for a couple of minutes and will act as great fire lighters.

Dreading the End of Winter? Try a Trip to Antarctica!

Robert Waite | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

Do you view summer as a sweaty, boring waiting room on the long road to the next snowfall? Fear not. This fall head south -- way, way south! If you want to get an early start on winter, adding a month to your favorite season, head to Antarctica.

Fall Camping Ain't All it's Cracked Up to Be

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Nicole Abi-Najem

Though I'm not much of a camper, when asked by my friend to join him on what he claimed was a relaxing camp trip, I reluctantly agreed to spend two days and one night with three friends. Fall camping is out-of-this-world beautiful, but it's also really hard for someone who's not used to camping. Thus began my unique Fall camping experience at Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park!

SavvyMom Roundup: Kate's Post-Baby Bump, Gwyneth Paltrow and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I may be on vacation this week, but camping gear, Kate's "baby belly," Gwyneth's school choice, teaching kids how to succeed and nature's beauty all s...

Summertime Camping: Beats Having A Root Canal

Lori Gard | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Travel
Lori Gard

Everything you will read below is a true testament to the highs and lows of camping. And I should know, having not only survived a four-day toothache all whilst suffering through the rainy season that is our July camping weather here on P.E.I..

Shad Vallery 2012 - Not Just for Nerdy Kids

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Every July, around 10 Canadian universities scattered across the country play host to 500 students from all provinces/territories and even internationally. Although the program is for open-minded high school students who are not afraid to delve into any subject and become challenged or inspired in ways they never thought possible in one month, I hope to break the stereotype that this is "nerd camp". My program consisted of 56 total Shads and we lived in residence at the university.

Tips To Stay Safe While Camping This Long Weekend

CP | Sarah Ratchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living

Mark Mosher loves going camping and hiking, but he never sets off on a journey without proper planning."The obvious thing is to let someone know where...

Packing Food For a Hike? Here's What to Bring

explore Magazine | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Travel
explore Magazine

Even if you're only going out for an hour or two, packing a snack for your hike is always a great idea. Whether you get lost, take some breaks, or just take longer than you thought, you'll need food to keep you active and alert. But not every type of food is fit to be packed. Consider the following before heading out on your next hike.

Break Free from the Prison of Reality Like I Did

Michael Clarkson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Living
Michael Clarkson

Some days, don't you get weary of being yourself? Wouldn't you love to assume another identity, at least for a breather? Recently, I changed my "outdoor" name to Hal. Until now, no one in my family has seen the "Hal" in me. The everyday me is a writer, a cyber space inhabitant, and, under recently, a pencil pusher from the city.

Dispatches From Down East: Living "In the Moment" Tuckered Me Out

Lori Gard | Posted 09.13.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

A dear stay-at-home mama friend of mine recently reflected on the idea of being "present," which got me thinking: am I present and in the moment with our children? And if so, is that really necessary? To be present in every moment? In order to find out, I challenged myself to be present all day, as a sort of experiment. I was present when I ruined my favourite shirt, when the kids were crying, when water spilled all over the kitchen. P.R.E.S.E.N.T.

Dispatches From Down East: Letting it all Hang Out

Lori Gard | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Today, I follow my heart. I let things 'hang out' today. I never put a stitch of make-up on to cover up my imperfections. I spent the entire day in my two-piece bathing suit. I talked to strangers at the dog park. I wanted to leave and carry on with my plans for the afternoon, we did have company coming for supper, but instead, I allowed myself the moments necessary to meet someone new. To let go of my plans, and embrace the freedom to be 'in the moment'. These for me are moments of freedom.

Liam Neeson Isn't Tough for Facing CGI Wolves

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, is one of the worst films I've ever seen. Worse still is its depiction of wolves. The late Ron Lawrence, who lived with wolves, understood them and wrote books about them would have had apoplexy.

An Interview With the Mascot of Cottage Country Himself: Les Stroud

Cottage Country | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada Travel
Cottage Country

Currently working on new projects with National Geographic and Harper Collins books, this Canada crowned-jewel has yet to meet an audience he cannot captivate. And here he is, Les "Survivorman" Stroud to tell us about his favorite aspects of cottage country!

Slow Living in the Great Outdoors

Lisa Borden | Posted 08.30.2011 | Canada
Lisa Borden

The privilege of sleeping outdoors, whether in the wilderness, a campground, in your own backyard or napping on the edge of a dock, carries responsibility. We all share the Earth, so here's how to take care of it.